10:30 AM – Checkology with Peggy Palmiter
Our technology class this session will be just a bit different. “The News Literacy Project is a nonpartisan national education nonprofit, that provides programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share the abilities needed to be smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged participants in a democracy.” If you want more information, you can read their brochure here. They have developed a curriculum called “Checkology,” used by educators at all levels and in all communities to help us be smarter consumers of information. Peggy will use a variety of their online tools, their Checkology quizzes, the “Is That a Fact?” Podcast, and their extensive resource library to teach this class. Assignments will be located on the class page in the calendar and included in the Weekly Reader Email. Come and join the conversation.